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Hip

HIP

(shoq, "leg," "limb," "hip," "shoulder"):

Samson smote the Philistines "hip and thigh" (Hebrew "leg upon thigh"), which was indicative of "a great slaughter" (Judges 15:8), the bodies being hewed in pieces with such violence that they lay in bloody confusion, their limbs piled up on one another in great heaps.

See also SINEW.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HIP'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.